Central Arizona DX Association
We are the largest ham radio DX club in Arizona with over 120 members, many of whom are on the ARRL's DXCC Honor Roll. We have several members who have traveled to distant places to put "rare" countries on the air. We encourage any ham interested in DXing to join our club and learn about the many aspects of talking to hams around the globe who share this amazing hobby with us. Founded in 1974, we are an ARRL-affiliated club and a member club of the Amateur Radio Council of Arizona (ARCA).
Our next meeting is at 7:00 pm on Thursday, October 6th, at the PERA Club. The program will be presented by John Warburton, G4IRN. He will tell us about his experiences last November when he operated from Honduras as HR2J in the CQWW CW Contest. John last presented to CADXA via Skype from his home in England.
Come join us in the cool confines of the PERA Club. There will be drinks and snacks at the break. Bring a guest!
As always, you are welcome to arrive early to socialize. The meeting will begin around 7:00 pm with the presentation after our refreshment break.
Thank you to Hank, W0CZE, for a very special and unique presentation about his first-hand experiences working on the communication systems for the Mercury and Gemini space programs.
Hank took us on a time travel adventure back to the 1960s and 70s when the world was focused on the USA and Russia competing for conquests in outer space, particularly going to the moon.
It was fascinating to see how the technology then compares with where we are today in terms of size and capability. It is amazing that NASA was able to support all of the required communication on multiple frequencies given the limitations on equipment weight and antenna size.
A special thanks to Hank's wife and daughter for their support and encouragement to get Hank to share his remarkable story.
From My DX Summit
Please join us on the CADXA Repeater at 0200Z on the Thursday nights when the club is not meeting. If you can help out occasionally as the Net Control Station (NCS), please send an email to KY7M and let him know.
Sept. Meeting Recap
The club has a big challenge ahead of it going into 2017. The Northern California DX Club (NCDXC) has asked CADXA to take charge of the programs and the banquet seating for the International DX Convention (IDXC) in Visalia, CA next April. Ned, AA7A, and I have volunteered to co-chair the programs, but we will need help from several other members to complete this massive undertaking. There may be as many as 20 programs to be organized over two days (Friday and Saturday) in addition to the keynote speakers. The NCDXC is planning to have a full day of programs on Friday in 2017 since many attendees arrive that day and, in past years, have had only DX University and Contest University to choose from for activities.
Two of the CADXA Board members have stepped up to handle the Visalia banquet seating. Larry, WO7R, will have the lead and Tom, NQ7R, will serve as back-up and assist on-site. This is also a big responsibility with over 700 attendees requiring assigned seats at the banquet.
I went back to Chicago with Debby in September to visit our respective sisters who live there as well as their children and grandchildren. We were blessed with mostly nice weather in the 70s and 80s, but did have a taste of Midwest thunderstorms on a few days. I had my first Uber and Lyft rides while I was there and must say their technology is impressive. I also got to walk around one of my favorite places, the Lincoln Park Zoo, where my folks took me when I was a little boy growing up in the Windy City.
One of my Voodude buddies is coming to town for a quick visit in October, just in time for our meeting. John, G4IRN, will be staying at my QTH overnight and will be the presenter at the October meeting, describing his experiences operating as HR2J in last year's CQWW CW Contest when the Voodudes took a hiatus. John is an Honorary Member of CADXA. I hope to see you there.
Announced DX Operations
Join us on the K5VT repeater to announce and discuss DX.
It is open to all DX enthusiasts.
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